Sample Logic's Gamelan is more than well-recorded samples from Skywalker Sound Studios... fusing the best of synthetic and acoustic and combined with the step animator, Gamelan is something special.
In part 2, Shane Berry continues his exploration into the science and psychology of the current conundrum for music producers: Which is better: analog or digital?
Listen to Berlin based techno duo Pan-Pot's premiere of 'Operator' from their upcoming EP and album exclusive to Ask.Audio. Plus they explain the story and tech behind the track.
There's an old-fashioned point of view by old-fashioned producers who mistakenly think FL Studio is not a serious DAW. FL Studio 12 is deep, flexible, powerful, and now compatible with Waves plugins!
If you're already a Bitwig user then you'll want to check out the new features the Berlin-based DAW company have introduced in the BETA for 1.2. There's lots here to get your teeth into.
Is the new virtual analog engine powered Yamaha reface CS synth as small, fast, portable, and excellent sounding a synth as Yamaha hope it will be? Matt Vanacoro finds out in this video review.
Simpler is Live's workhorse sampler. For those with Live Suite, Sampler is the bundled fully-featured stallion. It's a powerful device with unique features and potential for inspiring sound design.
It seems to be official now. Not a fortnight goes by without a vinyl record / turntable-related article being published at Ask.Audio. And that's why the new Technics turntables will be a success.
Tascam's new 20-channel single rack USB 3.0 audio interface, Celesonic 20x20 includes high-end features like ADAT and S/PDIF connection, 56 dB headroom, word clock and 192kHz sample rate support.
Korg tell us their new Pa4X Professional Arranger will deliver unbeatable sound quality, intuitive control, massive memory, and innovative features. Watch the video and read the feature list for more.
Smaller than your average cat, the Blackstar FLY 3 mini amp is designed to be highly portable but also packs a punch in terms of sound. Sara Simms takes one out and about to give it a thorough test.
Why would you want multiple outputs from a sampler? What good are these in Reason's NN-XT? G.W. Childs shows creative and CPU-saving reasons for using multi-outs in Propellerhead's NN-XT sampler.
Steinberg's second iteration of Absolute presents a top range of highly acclaimed VST instruments, totalling over 60 GB in one comprehensive collection.
Swedish music instrument makers Elektron today introduced Overhub, a 7-port USB 3.0 hub whose feature set is especially beneficial for Overbridge users, but good for any modern music studio's needs.
As the iPad continues to evolve, so do its apps. And this is a good thing for iPad producers and musicians in particular. Hollin Jones highlights 10 excellent apps for iPad designed for making beats.